Iowa Democratic Party Takes “Reynolds Record: Privatized Medicaid Disaster” Tour to Southeast Iowa
Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price will be travelling to SE Iowa as part of the “Reynolds Record: Privatized Medicaid Disaster Tour” shedding light on Governor Reynolds’ disastrous privatization of Medicaid, which continues to deny or reduce health care services to tens of thousands of Iowans
This Friday, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price is taking the “Reynolds Record: Privatized Medicaid Disaster” tour to southeast Iowa to continue the conversation surrounding Governor Reynolds’s disastrous Medicaid privatization nightmare which has denied or reduced health care coverage for over 40,000 Iowans, cut services for the most vulnerable, forced providers to close from delayed payments, all while costing taxpayers far more than promised.
Just this past week the Des Moines Register reported that cost per patient will increase 11 percent this year because the state is paying privatized firms more than they were before. To make matters worse, a recent investigation found that AmeriHealth Caritas, the Medicaid company that pulled out of Iowa almost a year ago, still owes Iowa providers more than $14 million.
Despite this, Governor Reynolds continues to double down on this failing program. Out of state insurance companies will receive a $100 million raise coming directly from the state budget this year, while public education and workforce development tools continue to be underfunded and undervalued by the current administration.
Iowans deserve a governor who prioritizes their health and well-being over private companies, and it is clear that Governor Reynolds is not that person.
Members of the press who are interested in attending events with Chair Price should RSVP to Sydney McDevitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REYNOLDS RECORD: PRIVATIZED MEDICAID DISASTER TOUR
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
WHO: Troy Price
WHAT: Marion County Supporter Meet and Greet
WHEN: 1:30 PM
WHERE: Marion County Dems Office, 109 S 3rd St, Knoxville
WHO: Troy Price and State Senate Candidate Mary Stewart
WHAT: Medicaid Privatization Press Conference
WHEN: 3:30 PM
WHERE: Wapello County Dems Office, 611 ½ Church St, Ottumwa, IA